Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. seeks to provide a quality education which prepares students to meet the academic demands of college and to lead productive and fulfilling lives in a complex world.
Dear OPS Families:
I trust that your family has had a very successful 2017 – 2018 school year, and it is my privilege to announce that the 2018 – 2019 Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. Reenrollment Campaign is scheduled for Thursday, March 15th, through Thursday, March 29th. Student contracts were sent home Thursday, March 15th on both the lower and upper campuses. Additionally, an electronic copy of this information is posted on the school's website.
With a slight increase in tuition for the 2018 – 2019 school year in grades Pre-K - 12, the value of an OPS education remains remarkable. The tuition increase equates to an average of approximately $18.00 per month for grades Pre-K – 12. Like all businesses, we are looking for the most efficient avenues to operate. The increase in tuition for the 2018 – 2019 school year is a direct result of absorbing mandated medical insurance costs, as well as supplying daily security personnel to both campuses. With the objective of offering our students the safest and best education possible, this tuitionincrease will aide OPS in its mission to best prepare our students “to meet the academic demands of college and to lead productive and fulfilling lives in a complex world.”
Please be aware that Congress passed a new tax bill in December 2017. The passage of this bill expanded the use of the SC Future Scholar 529 Plan distributions. Beginning in 2018, distributions from the SC Future Scholar 529 Plan can be utilized to pay for private / independent school tuition. I ask that all questions concerning the SC Future Scholar 529 plan contributions and distributions be directed to your income tax and investment professionals, as they will be able to assist you in maximizing its benefits.
Additionally, please note that if your child has been attending OPS for five years, you have met the $500 building fee requirement and do not need to send the $100 to accompany the contract. If this fee has not been paid for five years, then it will need to be submitted.
OPS recognizes that our students must be prepared for the future, and it is vital that they receive a very sound education. As we continue to be blessed and to prosper as a school, the investment in OPS remains one that continues to yield a tremendous return.
Thank you for entrusting OPS with your child’s education, and please do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions. We pledge to continue to make OPS an optimal learning institution for the students of our community and the surrounding areas.
I look forward to an outstanding 2018 – 2019 school year. GO INDIANS!
M. Evan Powell
Head of School
Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Inc. admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.